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Practical Yoga Psychology
Practical Yoga Psychology
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About the Author

Dr. Rishi Vivekananda has been a physician for 45 years, and a consultant psychiatrist for 40 years. During most of that time, he has taken a keen interest in ways to integrate the ancient eastern techniques of yoga with the modern knowledge of the mind, the functioning of the body, and healing. He has also studied yoga in its role as a system of evolving the quality of the human personality.

Since his initiation into poorna sannyasa by Swami career as a consultant psychiatrist in private practice in Australia, but between 1977 and 1886 he moved around the world as a sannyasin, especially in India and the Americas. During those years he taught and learn about the synergy between yoga and science, and has become known worldwide as a knowledgeable and informative speaker and workshop director, whose humour and ease of communication make his programs entertaining as well as enlightening. He was initiated into rishi sannyasa by Swami Niranjanananda in 1993, and since March 2002, Rishi Vivekananda has been again on a world lecture tour, currently spending three months of the year in Australia, and the rest of the time teaching in India, Europe and the Americas.

Back of the Book

The great mysteries in our lives are the understanding of our personality, how we relate with other people and the world around us, and our place, if any, in the vast scheme of things. The other question we face is how we can improve our personal experience and our interactions with society, so that we live a happy, harmonious and helpful life. For thousands of years yoga has been addressing these questions and supplying the answers to them.

Practical Yoga Psychology is an attempt to simply blend the teachings of yoga with those of psychology, psychiatry and other branches of western science to give us an overview of the human personality, an idea of where we are going, and guidelines to proceed on our journey.

CONTENTS
Introduction1
Some Principles of Yoga
1What is Yoga?9
2The Koshas - Our Great Human Heritage23
3The Chakra Systems - Centres of Unity36
4The Gunas - Steps of Evolvement43
5Swara Yoga - The Balance of Life49
6The Mind and Personality64
A Yogic View of Personality and its Evolvement
7Personality and the Aspects of the Chakra Systems91
8Evolvement of the Aspects of the Personality100
9Different Chakra Aspects Dominant in Each Individual125
10A Seven Dimensional Model of the Personality146
The Benefits of A Yogic Lifestyle
11General Lifestyle Considerations157
12Raja Yoga Lifestyle Principles173
13The Karma Yoga Life188
14The Path of Bhakti199
15Jnana Yoga in Our Life203
16Physical Techniques215
17Meditation Group of Practices245
An Overview of Yoga and our Evolvement
18How Yoga Evolves Vicious Circles into Virtuous Circles263
19Yogic Mechanisms of Evolvement273
Conclusion290
Glossary295
Bibliography300
References301
Index303

Practical Yoga Psychology

Item Code:
IDH450
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2012
ISBN:
9788186336397
Size:
8.3" X 5.3
Pages:
316 (Illustrated with Black and White Figures)
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Weight of the Book: 420 gms
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About the Author

Dr. Rishi Vivekananda has been a physician for 45 years, and a consultant psychiatrist for 40 years. During most of that time, he has taken a keen interest in ways to integrate the ancient eastern techniques of yoga with the modern knowledge of the mind, the functioning of the body, and healing. He has also studied yoga in its role as a system of evolving the quality of the human personality.

Since his initiation into poorna sannyasa by Swami career as a consultant psychiatrist in private practice in Australia, but between 1977 and 1886 he moved around the world as a sannyasin, especially in India and the Americas. During those years he taught and learn about the synergy between yoga and science, and has become known worldwide as a knowledgeable and informative speaker and workshop director, whose humour and ease of communication make his programs entertaining as well as enlightening. He was initiated into rishi sannyasa by Swami Niranjanananda in 1993, and since March 2002, Rishi Vivekananda has been again on a world lecture tour, currently spending three months of the year in Australia, and the rest of the time teaching in India, Europe and the Americas.

Back of the Book

The great mysteries in our lives are the understanding of our personality, how we relate with other people and the world around us, and our place, if any, in the vast scheme of things. The other question we face is how we can improve our personal experience and our interactions with society, so that we live a happy, harmonious and helpful life. For thousands of years yoga has been addressing these questions and supplying the answers to them.

Practical Yoga Psychology is an attempt to simply blend the teachings of yoga with those of psychology, psychiatry and other branches of western science to give us an overview of the human personality, an idea of where we are going, and guidelines to proceed on our journey.

CONTENTS
Introduction1
Some Principles of Yoga
1What is Yoga?9
2The Koshas - Our Great Human Heritage23
3The Chakra Systems - Centres of Unity36
4The Gunas - Steps of Evolvement43
5Swara Yoga - The Balance of Life49
6The Mind and Personality64
A Yogic View of Personality and its Evolvement
7Personality and the Aspects of the Chakra Systems91
8Evolvement of the Aspects of the Personality100
9Different Chakra Aspects Dominant in Each Individual125
10A Seven Dimensional Model of the Personality146
The Benefits of A Yogic Lifestyle
11General Lifestyle Considerations157
12Raja Yoga Lifestyle Principles173
13The Karma Yoga Life188
14The Path of Bhakti199
15Jnana Yoga in Our Life203
16Physical Techniques215
17Meditation Group of Practices245
An Overview of Yoga and our Evolvement
18How Yoga Evolves Vicious Circles into Virtuous Circles263
19Yogic Mechanisms of Evolvement273
Conclusion290
Glossary295
Bibliography300
References301
Index303
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